Charles Rosher, Jr., American cinematographer, Died at 80

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Charles Rosher Jr. was born on July 7, 1935 in Beverly Hills, California, USA and died October 14, 2015 from lung cancer.

He was an American cinematographer like his father Charles Rosher.

He attended the Beverly Hills High School.

He was credited for films include the gritty, The Onion Field in 1979 and Michael Ritchie’s football movie Semi-Tough in 1977.

Charles was a film loader for director Edward Dmytryk on Raintree County (1957), starring Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, and first assistant camera operator on a somewhat less prestigious project, Attack of the Giant Leeches.

Charles received Oscars for Sunrise (1927) and at his very first Academy Awards ceremony – and for The Yearling (1946), and he worked on the classics Annie Get Your Gun (1950) and Show Boat (1951).

He was also associated with A Wedding (1978), Rosher did The Baby Maker (1970), directed by James Bridges; Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971), written by Gene Roddenberry; Arthur Hiller’s Nightwing (1979); Independence Day (1983); and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989).

Charles worked as a camera operator in the Richard Brooks action adventure, The Professionals in 1966 and on such TV shows as The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Mission: Impossible and Mannix before scoring his first director of photography credit, on Adam at Six A.M. (1970), starring Michael Douglas in his second movie.

Mr Charles Rosher was married to Sharlyn Brooner, and his grandchildren were Olivia and Juliette.

He passed away at age 80 in October 2015 from lung cancer.

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